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Turkish court arrests British reporters on 'IS terror' charges

Diyarbakir - A court in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast Monday remanded in custody on terror charges two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News, in a case that has sparked fresh concern about press freedoms.

French sailors end Calais port blockade

Calais - Protesting French seamen ended their blockade of the northern port of Calais in the early hours of Monday, after stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.

Ferry travel disrupted as Calais blockaded anew by French sailors

Calais - Protesting French seamen blockaded the port of Calais on Sunday, stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

Paris - Germany, France and Britain made a joint call Sunday for an urgent meeting of EU interior and justice ministers to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis.

British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws

Paris - Academics have criticised the British government for creating a "climate of fear" after the national library declined to store the world's biggest collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.

Feeling hangry? It'll soon be wine o'clock

London - Don't worry if you're feeling hangry, you could nibble on barbacoa and freekeh until wine o'clock. That would be awesomesauce.Oxford University Press on Thursday announced its quarterly update to OxfordDictionaires.

UK net migration hits record level over 12 months

London - Net migration to Britain has hit record levels, official figures showed Thursday, with the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in Britain rising to around 329,000 in the year to March.

Gibraltar accuses Spanish customs officers of firing at fishermen

Gibraltar - Gibraltar on Tuesday accused Spanish customs officers of firing four shots in the direction of one of its fishing boats in the tiny British territory's waters.

Terror charge against Australian teen dropped

Melbourne - Australian authorities Tuesday dropped a terror charge against a teenager over an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Anzac Day commemorations honouring the war dead, citing insufficient evidence.

Australian police find $12.6 mn cocaine haul on yacht

Sydney - Australian police said Tuesday 70 kilograms (154 pounds) of cocaine worth US$12.6 million has been seized from a yacht, as they crack down on syndicates trafficking drugs through the South Pacific.

Migrant seriously hurt in France, likely hit by train

Lille - A man trying to get into Britain was seriously hurt Monday in northern France, most likely hit by a train, while the Channel Tunnel was temporarily closed after migrants flocked onto train tracks nearby.

11 likely killed in British air show crash: Police

London - A total of 11 people are likely to have died after a vintage military plane crashed on to a busy road near an air show on the south coast of England, police said on Sunday.

Review: RAF Museum — Battle of Britain experience in London Special

London - The Battle of Britain experience is part of the Royal Air Force Museum in London. The museum features many of the aircraft used during the Second World War. This summer Digital Journal paid a visit.

UAE forces rescue British hostage in Yemen

Abu Dhabi - Forces from the United Arab Emirates have rescued a British hostage held for more than 18 months by Al-Qaeda in Yemen, authorities in Abu Dhabi and London said on Sunday.

Britain, Iran reopen embassies after nuclear deal

Tehran - Britain's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.

Pilot fights for life after 7 killed in UK airshow crash

Shoreham-by-sea - A pilot was in a critical condition in hospital on Sunday following a crash at a British airshow that killed seven people when his plane plunged into a busy road.

New intrusion by migrants sparks delays in Channel Tunnel

Lille - Trucks travelling through the Channel Tunnel were hit with new delays Friday after migrants seeking to reach Britain climbed aboard a freight train, a spokesman for Eurotunnel said.

Malala top of the class in British school exams

London - Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education rights campaigner who came to Britain after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her, has scored high marks in national school exams, her father said Friday.

UK Labour's Corbyn vows Iraq war apology if elected leader

London - Jeremy Corbyn, a leftwinger touted to head Britain's main opposition Labour party, said Friday he would apologise over the Iraq war if he wins next month's leadership contest.

UK spooks kept files on Nobel author Lessing: Archives

London - Britain's intelligence services kept tabs on Nobel winning author Doris Lessing during the 1950s, fearing that her communist sympathies had been "fanned almost to the point of fanaticism", according to archived documents released Friday.

Archives reveal UK concern over Spanish Civil War fighters

London - Archived British files on high-profile Britons fighting in the Spanish Civil War, released Friday, reveal that radicals returning from foreign wars have long been a cause for concern for security services.

Vatican plays down pope Falklands photo

Vatican City - The Vatican on Thursday played down the significance of Pope Francis agreeing to pose for a picture with a placard calling for Britain-Argentina talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Britain and Iran to reopen embassies as ties thaw

Tehran - Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days, an Iranian official said Thursday, four years after their closure when protesters angry over nuclear sanctions stormed the UK mission in Tehran.

Britain to reopen Tehran embassy: Iranian official

Tehran - Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran during a visit to Iran by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond due to start on Sunday, an Iranian foreign ministry official told AFP.

France, Britain ink Calais deal as Europe grapples with migrants

Calais - Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" Thursday to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Vatican plays down pope Falklands photo

Vatican City - The Vatican on Thursday played down the significance of Pope Francis agreeing to pose for a picture with a placard calling for Britain-Argentina talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Prices rise for refugees as security tightens at Calais

Calais - Prices to smuggle refugees and migrants across the British Channel are rising as security measures are tightened around France's Calais port, police say.

Spain detains 20 for swindling drunk tourists in Majorca

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 20 suspected members of a ring that swindled tens of thousands of euros from drunken tourists on the holiday island of Majorca by stealing their credit card numbers, officials said Tuesday.

France, Britain to sign cooperation deal on migrant crisis

Paris - France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart Theresa May will sign a deal this week to try and alleviate the migrant crisis in Calais, the government said Tuesday.

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers.
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On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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Thousands gathered on London's Mall as the Royals appear on the balcony
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London Underground train at the Central Line platforms of Oxford Circus tube station. Terrorists of the Real Irish Republican Army seeking to carry out an attack during the Olympics may go after softer targets like those of public transport systems and shopping centers if the Games prove to be too hard of a target.
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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An image from the April 29, 2012, Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Illicit vodka being sold in Britain could be very dangerous.
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Sami Zaatari, a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the video, Zaatari, apologizes to a man after having threatened to kill him and his family (whose identities were never released by authorities for safety reasons). Zaatari had issued several death threats after a heated online debate in which the man disagreed with the views of the fundamentalist. The apology video was produced by Zaatari as a condition of avoiding criminal prosecution.
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The HMS Albion, an Albion class landing platform dock of the Royal Navy
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Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
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Reconstruction of the distinguished lady from York
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London's oldest church, All-Hallows-By-The-Tower, built in 675
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A jubilee Union Jack flag flies in West Wittering, Sussex
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Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, England, U.K.
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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Boudicca by Thomas Thornycroft, near Westminster Pier, London
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